Here are the five players who could change the game on their own when Manchester United play Chelsea.
The titanic clash between Manchester United and Chelsea have produced some classic games over the last decade. Teams have comprised of pearless individual stars who could decide games on their own.
Individuality is not the sole fearful factor, but it is a role-deciding element – with the player’s capability of changing games on their own. Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard, club record scorers, have won so many games on their own.
However, with plenty of new faces making their way in, the squad of United and Chelsea has revamped over the last three seasons. Additionally, Manchester United and Chelsea have the inexperienced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Frank Lampard in their ranks, as their managers.
The Red Devils deploy 4-3-3, while the Blues stick with 4-2-3-1 – a tactical tweak when compared to Sarri’s Chelsea. There is a slight tactical discrepancy which could prove to be an intriguing game.
We shall look at the five players who have the capability to change the games on their own.
#5 Christian Pulisic (Chelsea):
Chelsea’s new boy Christian Pulisic operates through the left attacking flank under Frank Lampard. The USA International had a good pre-season and showcased his talent by producing good output in the final third.
The forward has an abundance of pace and can stretch the opponent’s defence. The 20-year-old will have to get the better of United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who looked promising in the pre-season as well. Even though pre-season is not a better element to pass on the judgements, both the young stars have looked assured and could produce an eye-catchy performance on Sunday.
The former Borussia Dortmund attacker is likely to link up with the striker Tammy Abraham in the frontline to produce the much-needed goods in the final third. His link-up play with others will be crucial because Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, who are not renowned for the pace. Pulisic will be more than useful in the counter-attacks and could have his say against David De Gea.